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Last Updated on September 10, 2021
I love everything about these Keto Vegetarian Cheesy Chile Rellenos—the gooey, cheesy center encrusted within the charred pepper make every bite a fiesta-worthy moment.
Reprinted with permission from Cast Iron Keto by Alex and Lauren Lester, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Lauren Lester
So dishes are meant to be shared. This is one of them. This recipe is so good, that only sounds you will hear during the meal are the sounds of silence.
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- 4 medium Anaheim or Poblano peppers
- 11⁄2 cups (170 g) shredded Mexican blend cheese
- 1⁄4 cup (30 g) coconut flour
- 3 large eggs, whites and yolks divided
- 1 cup (224 g) refined coconut oil, 1 cup (240 ml) algae oil, or 1 cup (224 g) lard
- 1 cup (240 ml) low-sugar red enchilada sauce
- 1 medium avocado, diced or thinly sliced 4 tbsp (48 g) sour cream 1 medium jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp (8 g) minced fresh cilantro
Using a gas grill, gas burner, or broiler, char the Anaheim peppers for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until they are blistered on each side.
Place the Anaheim peppers in a 10-inch (25-cm) or larger cast iron skillet and cover the skillet with
a dish towel for 20 minutes to allow the peppers to steam. Carefully remove as much of the peppers’ skins as you can with your hands, then cut a T shape into one side of the peppers, making sure not to cut all the way through. You should have two flaps. Stuff each pepper with one-fourth of the Mexican blend cheese. Close the flaps and set the peppers aside.
Place the coconut flour in a medium bowl and the egg whites in another medium bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat the egg whites for about 2 minutes, until they are light and fluffy. Fold in the egg yolks.
Heat the oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Dredge the peppers through the coconut flour, then dip them into the egg mixture. Carefully place the peppers, seam side down, in the oil and fry them for 1 to 2 minutes, until they are brown. Flip the peppers and fry them for 1 to 3 minutes, until they are golden. Set the peppers aside and drain the oil from the skillet.
Add the enchilada sauce to the skillet over medium heat and cook it for 2 to 3 minutes, just until it is hot. To serve, place the sauce on a plate and top it with the peppers. Serve the peppers with the avocado, sour cream, jalapeño pepper, and cilantro.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 504Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 259mgSodium: 341mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 18g
Other Keto-Friendly Meals
Do you love Mexican meals? Here are some of the best keto-friendly Mexican meals you can try from Proper Good and other online sources:
This Tex-Mex staple is a refreshing combination of low-carb vegetables and high-fat content of creamy avocado. One guacamole serving has only approximately 2 grams of carbohydrates and 13 grams of fat. Guacamole contains 150 calories, perfect as delicious cooling sauce or dip that complements any Mexican dish.
- Taco Salads
Get rid of the taco shells and enjoy a burrito bowl style taco salad to stay on track in your keto lifestyle. If you’re not a hundred percent vegetarian, you can enjoy it with low-carb vegetables and a chicken filling. You can use lettuce wraps to replace the corn shell to still experience the taco feel.
- Pico De Gallo
This salsa contains fresh vegetables that complement a low-carb Mexican meal. It has a mixture of onion, peppers, and tomato that’s perfect for a vegetable-based meat dish. Pico de Gallo leaves your taste buds lightly spiced, making you craving for more.
Now, you can cook Cheesy Chile Rellenos at home using the recipe above. You can always try other recipes such as Mexican guacamole, taco salads, and Pico de Gallo for a variety of flavors. Also, you may want to try Asian takeout recipes.